Arish airport has received 482 aid planes for Gaza

Ahram Online , MENA , Saturday 13 Jan 2024

Arish International Airport in North Sinai received Saturday two planes as part of the international efforts to assist the people in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of planes sent to aid Gaza to 482 since 7 October.

Arish International Airport. AFP


The airport received two planes from the UAE and France on Saturday. The Emirati plane carried 65 tons of various aid supplies, and the French plane had on board a group of 67 individuals who will be working on the French floating hospital at Arish port, an official source at Arish airport said.

Diaa Rashwan, the head of Egypt’s State Information Service, denied on Wednesday the allegations circulating on social media and certain news outlets that additional fees have been imposed on Palestinians entering Egypt through the Rafah border Crossing.

Addressing the media, Rashwan emphasised that it is inconceivable that Egypt would impose additional burdens on Palestinians during these challenging circumstances.

Since the outbreak of the war in early October, Israel has imposed a complete blockade on the Gaza Strip, cutting off all food, water, fuel, and medical supplies.

Egypt has since been facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid from different destinations through the Rafah border crossing and, recently, through the Karm Abu Salem crossing.

Following international pressure, Israel opened the Karm Abu Salem crossing, located on the border between Israel, Gaza, and Egypt and only about 3 km from Rafah, to accelerate the delivery of aid into the besieged Strip.

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